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Index of Canterbury Baptisms 1790-1840
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Research in London

I now undertake research at all the London record repositories as well as those in Kent. The National Archives at Kew, London, is the repository for all the government records, including those relating to the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, Merchant Seamen, Chelsea and Greenwich Pensioners, Crown employees, civil servants, records of various law courts, non-conformist records, records of immigrants and emigrants, plus numerous taxation records, maps, etc.. Currently only about 5% of these records are available online so a researcher on the ground can be essential.

I also regularly visit the London Metropolitan Archives, Guildhall Library, Westminster Archives and all the smaller London borough Archive offices.

My hourly rate for research in London is £30.00, plus postage and copies. As far as copies go, the big advantage at the National Archives is that the taking of digital photographs of documents is freely permitted, enabling copies of virtually all material to be obtained if required. This can be sent as attachments to Emails, or copied to a CD and mailed.

Contact information:
Miss G.Rickard, Kent, England
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